The SPA Traveller Awards 2011 Winners

The SPA Traveller Awards Winners

The SPA Traveller can finally reveal the ultimate spa destinations around the world voted for by our international readers.


The inaugural SPA Traveller Awards reveal some of the world’s hidden gems along with the best romantic getaways, family-friendly destinations and wellbeing retreats.

For six months readers’ were asked to nominate their favourite spa, treatment, therapist, cuisine and even most breathtaking spa view.

The votes flooded in from the four corners of the world and we can now reveal the 25 winners and runners-up including three in the exclusive Editor’s Choice Wellness category.

Director and Managing Editor of The SPA Traveller, Janet Brice, said these awards are a benchmark for excellence within the spa industry.

“In my editorial role on The SPA Traveller I visit so many spas around the world and I am delighted to see our readers have selected the best of the best from mountain retreats, beachside escapes to chic urban day spas.,” she said.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the response we have had from our readers especially as this is our first year of awards. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up both in the UK and internationally.

“Competition had become quite fierce towards the final days of voting so we are very excited about revealing the names of the well-deserved winners.

“This year’s The SPA Traveller Awards has been so successful we will be opening up the nominations for next year’s awards on November 15, 2011 and there will be some new and exciting categories.”

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Editor’s Choice

Best International Family-Friendly Wellness Resort

Le Spa, Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort, Cyprus

Best UK Wellness Spa
ESPA Life at The Corinthia, London

Most Effective New Spa Products 2011
Winner - Elemis
Runner-up – Temple Spa


Readers’ Choice UK

Best UK Day Spa
Winner – Titanic Spa, Yorkshire
Runner-up – Chapel Spa, Cheltenham

Best UK Hotel Spa
Winner – The Forum Spa at Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales
Runner-up – The Spa at Pennyhill Park, Surrey

Best UK Natural and Thermae Spa
Winner – Harrogate Turkish Baths & Health Spa, Yorkshire
Runner-up – Bath Thermae Spa, Bath

Best New UK Spa
Winner – Spa at Blythswood Square, Glasgow
Runner-up – Lions Quays Spa at Lion Quays Waterside Resort, Shropshire

Best UK Signature Treatment
Winner– The Awakening, The Garden Spa, The Bath Priory Hotel, Bath
Runner-up - The Source at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland

Best UK Spa Booking Agency
Winner –
Runner-up –

Best UK Spa for a Romantic Getaway
Winner – Verbana Spa, The Feversham Arms, Yorkshire
Runner-up – The Scarlet, Cornwall

Best UK Spa for Ladies
Winner- The Dorchester, London
Runner-up – The Spa at Pennyhill Park, Surrey

Best UK Destination Spa
Winner - Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Therma Spa
Runner-up – Calcot Spa at Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire

Best UK Family-Friendly
Winner – Chewton Glen Spa, Hampshire
Runner-up – The Ocean Spa, Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

Best UK Spa Cuisine
Winner – Grayshott Spa, Surrey
Runner-up – Verbana Spa at The Feversham Arms Hotel, Yorkshire

Top UK Spa Therapist
Winner – Elaine Williams, Director of Natural Therapies, Grayshott Spa, Surrey
Runner-up – Kathy Moores, Ayurvedic Practioner, Chapel Spa, Cheltenham


Readers’ Choice International

Best International Destination Spa
Winner – Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi, Thailand
Runner-up – Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Australia

Best Internaitonal Family-Friendly Spa
Winner – The Spa, Intercontinental, Aphrodite Hills Resort, Cyprus
Runner-up – Chi Spa at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Malaysia

Best International Day Spa
Joint winner (Equal number of votes received)
The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall, Dubai
Forme Spa, Parnell, Auckland

Best International Hotel Spa
Winner – 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town, South Africa
Runner-up – ESPA at The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Best International Natural and Thermae Spa
Winner – Terme di Saturnia, Italy
Runner-up – Danubius Health Spa and Resort, Thermia Palace, Slovakia

Best International New Spa
Winner – The Spa By OCCO at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Dubrovnik, Croatia
Runner-up – The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Best International Spa Cuisine
Winner – Gaia Retreat & Spa, Australia
Runner-up – Ste Annes – A Haldimand Hills Spa, Ontario, Canada

Best International Spa for a Romantic Getaway
Winner – Maia Spa by La Prairie, Seychelles
Runner-up – Spa Village Pangor Laut Resort, YTL Luxury Resorts & Spas, Malaysia

Best International Spa Resort
Winner – Gaia Retreat & Spa, Australia
Runner-up - Chi Spa at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Malaysia

Best International Spa with a View
Winner – The Cambrian Spa, Switzerland
Runner-up – 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town, South Africa


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